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The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has received notice of the following firefighter fatality: CT

It is in great sadness that we as a Brotherhood post the 30th Line Of Duty Death in 2012 from the United States Fire Administration. Fellow Brother Firefighter & First Lieutenant Marshall Sanford has made the ultimate sacrifice in love for their fellow man. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and members of the Huntley Fire Protection District.

George Marshall Sanford

Rank: First Lieutenant
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Status: Volunteer
Years of Service: 50
Date of Incident: 04/15/2012
Time of Incident: 1808hrs
Date of Death: 04/15/2012

Fire Department: Redding Fire & Emergency Medical Services Company # 1
Address: PO Box 86, 186 Black Rock TPKE, Redding, CT 06896
Fire Department Chief: Ron Van Oostendorp

Incident Description: First Lieutenant Sanford succumbed to unknown medical causes in the driver’s seat of the fire company ambulance just as he was about to leave the station in response to a fire call.

Incident Location: Pending

Funeral Arrangements: Pending

Tribute is being paid to First Lieutenant George Marshall Sanford at

To date, 30 firefighter fatalities have been reported to USFA in 2012. Year-to-date monthly and annual USFA firefighter fatality reports are posted online @

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